Annual Report 2017/2018
The year under review, ushered in a renewal of purpose and collective commitment to re-ignite growth to strengthen the economy for a more resilient Nation Brand.
Sustained growth of the economy is a key priority, and government is keen to drive this agenda through the implementation of the National Development Plan.
The year kicked off with South Africa hosting the 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Kwa Zulu-Natal, under the theme ‘Driving economic transformation in Africa through inclusive growth models’. This strategic platform convened regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society, to explore solutions that create economic opportunities for all. This platform affords Brand South Africa a unique opportunity to position South Africa as a competitive investment destination. Brand South Africa and its partners the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), implemented an integrated stakeholder and communication programme at the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town in February 2018. The conference brought together leaders from the world’s top mining houses, potential investors, African government ministries and other stakeholders from around the world to network, and share insights on how the mining sector can drive investments to capitalise on opportunities available in Africa’s mining industry.